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skeptic - sceptic; doubter; person who suspends judgment until he has examined the evidence supporting a point of view; ADJ. skeptical; N. skepticism; scepticism
purport - intention; purpose; meaning; V: claim; profess; Ex. order which purports to be signed by the general
trepidation - fear; nervous apprehension
functionary - official (who performs a particular function)
oversee - watch over and direct; supervise; N. oversight: unintentional failure to notice or do something; supervision
plaudit - praise; enthusiastic approval; round(succession or series) of applause; ADJ. plauditory; CF. applaud
expletive - meaningless word; interjection; profane oath; swear-word
battalion - army unit made up of four or more companies
relinquish - give up something (with reluctance); yield; release; Ex. relinquish power/the claim to the land/his hold on my arm
miserly - stingy; mean